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Railway Operating Maps & Diagrams: Cover

Plate 1

General Map of Rail Connections with Lincoln

Plate 2

Diagram of Running Lines, Lincoln

Plate 3

Pyewipe West & Pyewipe Junction Yards

Plate 3a

Pyewipe West & Pyewipe Junction Yards - as in the 1960s

Plate 4

West Holmes, Boultham & Pyewipe Junctions

Plate 5

Holmes Yards & Goods Depot

Plate 6

Lincoln Motive Power Depot & West Yard

Plate 7

Lincoln Central Station & East Yard

Plate 8

Pelham Street & Sincil Bank Jcts

Plate 9

St Marks LMR Station & Yards

Plate 10

Gradients & Freight Train loadings (to be added)

I’ve recently had the following notes from a former signalman at Pyewipe:

I used to work at Pyewipe many years ago and I found some discrepancies in the track plan.  The notations on the up and down LD&ECR to Skellingthorpe and the up and down GN&GE Joint line to Gainsborough Trent Jct  were incorrectly reversed, and I’ve also added the tracks showing the full layout before the ‘simplification’ in the late 1960s when Pyewipe West was closed.

The signalbox at Boultham Jct was rebuilt in the late 1950s at the north side of the line, within the ‘V’ of the junction.

The train crew relief cabin at Pyewipe was closed from last train Saturday night to 0500 hrs. Monday morning.  The signalman at Pyewipe was paid one hour overtime for locking up the cabin on Saturday night and re-opening it on Monday morning.

The reference to the “Glory ‘ole” was the general instruction from the signalman at Pyewipe West if you offered him a train which he was unable to run immediately. “Shove it in’t glory ‘ole”.   It would then stand in Pyewipe West’s down loop, waiting a path to High Marnham.

I enjoyed working Pyewipe, it could be a brain-teaser at times but what a beautiful spot for all sorts of wildlife.